Thomas Paul Wrubel


Died 1988

College: Davenport

Children: Eric; Stephen

… from 25th Reunion Classbook

Following Yale Architecture in 1962, joined early Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa, 1963-65. Married to Priscilla Johnson in 1963. Returned to study African Studies at University of California at Los Angeles from 1965-66. Appointed Executive Director, Fulbright Foundation in Liberia from 1966-68. Two children were born, Eric and Stephen, 1965 and 1967. Returned to doctoral program and the University of California at Berkeley from 1969-72 for political science. Developed concept of Nature Company, natural history retail stores in 1973 at Berkeley, California. Expanded to 12 West Coast stores and 4,000,000 catalogs by December 1985. Currently active as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nature Company. Divorced. Now living as a gay man in San Francisco with lover of 7 years, Lou Murphy.